Still not much happening in the town that lies built, Washington, the hot air will not be back until Tuesday and all the crap starts all over again….joy joy……once again to break the monotony it will be a Sexy Sunday.
I read this article in a past issue of the NYT’s Week in Review:
Convinced that masturbation led to insanity, and that it was the sensitive, responsive foreskin that stimulated masturbation, surgeons started promoting therapeutic circumcision to cure young men of the “sin” of excessive indulgence and prevent its corollary, “masturbatory insanity,” a catchall phrase for various psychiatric and physical disorders that perplexed physicians.
Now, in the 21st century, the foreskin has been exonerated as far as masturbation and mental illness go. But public health experts are making a pretty strong scientific case that cells in the foreskin act as a magnet for H.I.V. and, as such, may increase a man’s risk of acquiring the virus from an infected woman if he is uncircumcised.
American health officials said last week that they have been mulling over whether they should offer circumcision as a voluntary option for infants and even adult men who are at risk for HIV. Though they have yet to issue any formal recommendations, controversy is already brewing.
On one side are public health experts who argue the benefits of what they call an inexpensive and relatively risk-free operation, and say they have the backing of the World Health Organization. On the other side are critics with deep moral and fundamental objections to operating on a baby’s healthy genitals for any reason before the child is old enough to understand or give his consent; they say the harm is irreversible.